The Similarities of Preparing for Travel and Natural Disaster

Whether you’ll soon travel or a natural disaster has been predicted, staying prepared is a must. Preparing for a trip and preparing for a natural catastrophe actually have similarities. They are the following:

Gathering the necessary tools

Tools don’t only have to mean handyman tools. They could also be the essential items one has to bring for a journey or the needed objects to prepare when trying to survive a natural disaster. Here are some of the crucial travel tools:

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  • First aid kit
  • Foldable slippers
  • Inflatable hangers
  • Portable speakers
  • Portable recharger
  • Reusable cutlery
  • Survival whistle
  • Swiss army knife
  • Toiletries

Meanwhile, here are some of the significant tools to prepare for when dealing with a natural disaster:

  • Bow saw
  • Duct tape
  • Durable rope
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  • First aid kit
  • Flashlights
  • Headlamp
  • Portable recharger
  • Safety glasses
  • Shovel
  • Survival whistle
  • Swiss army knife
  • Towels
  • Waterproof/fireproof safe with food and water

Clearly, there are items you can see in both sections (first aid kit, portable recharger, Swiss army knife), which only prove the similarity in the preparation.


Most of the time, before traveling, we inform our family or friends about our itinerary. It’s for our safety and is one way to prepare for our departure. Aside from that kind of socialization, traveling enables us to meet other people and befriend them. Traveling opens new avenues for us to be friendly and for us to learn how to socialize more especially if we’re getting lost. When we travel, it’s almost a necessity to talk to the locals and pay respect to them. So it’s not only about socialization but also about being respectful and mindful.


Meanwhile, a natural calamity also prompts us to contact the right people who can help our situation and be concerned with the people around us. One way to prepare is to inform others such as our neighbors and relatives of our current status. Talking about how to overcome the catastrophe is also a kind of preparation that demonstrates how socialization works and why it’s essential. Natural disasters actually increase the value of socialization and open the door to teamwork. It may seem awkward and weird, but times of crisis allow people to be closer to one another than before to survive the catastrophe. Being selfless is a characteristic that can also be seen during a natural calamity especially when trying to help children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. These are the times when we put others safety before ours. And that makes socialization a lot more important and valuable.